Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £19,945.00 - £21,947.00 gross per year


Prison Healthcare, Out of Hours Service and Forensic Medical Service

Pharmacy Assistant – Band 3 (2 posts)

Salary Scale - £19,945 - £21,947 per annum

An exciting opportunity for Pharmacy Assistants who are keen to develop new skills and broaden their experience, has become available, to join our developing pharmacy team within Prison Healthcare, Out of Hours and Forensic Medical Service. The post holder will be based in the Health Centre at HMP Perth and HMP Castle Huntly however there may be an commitment to the Out of Hours Service and Forensic Medical Service.

The role of the Pharmacy Assistant is to assist with the accurate and timely processing and supply of medicines within the services, participate in the control and distribution of medicines and the ordering and invoicing of medicines. The post holder will ensure quality of service and efficient management of all prescribed, non prescribed and sundry supplies.

You will also be expected to have a NVQ in Pharmacy Services level 2 or equivalent accredited qualification to meet the regulation requirement of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Qualities • A personal and professional philosophy that puts patients at the centre of service activity • The ability to work independently and as part of a team • Effective communication and interpersonal skills • The ability to establish and maintain relationships in a multidisciplinary team • Be able to work on a shift basis as part of the multidisciplinary team • The ability to adapt to change and meet tight deadlines

Informal enquiries can be made to: David Morrison, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist onor email

Hours of work are: 37.5 hours per week over 7 days

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